Wow smooshie, that's great news. I'm glad that the ABC is moving away from their tyrannical perspective on white boxer registration, I thought it was ridiculous not to allow abc members to register white boxers in either litters or even for ILPs.. so stupid. I think boxers were also the only breed typically seen with cropped ears that didn't have a breed standard that allowed for dogs with uncropped ears to compete fairly too. Thanks!
Yes...its about time the ABC pulled themselves out of the dark ages. It will be refreshing to see more natural eared dogs in the show ring....although I'm not sure how un-biased the judging will be ;-)
~~Also, the breeding of two white dogs can not produce a fawn or brindle (you must be mistaken). ~~ I don't know a thing about these dogs - but I can tell you that genetics in ANY living animal makes it possible for 2 whites to produce a colored. I also find it sad that the blacks are now extinct. An entire race of beautiful dogs is now gone because mankind did not like them. Future generations will only read about them in history books (dog breed books). This is why I'm glad there are a few breeders within each bred that continue to breed ALL the colors of a breed. They may not be considered breed standard - but they keep the true art form of the dog alive.
There was wrong information put on this site. A white boxer can be AKC registered. My white boxer is AKC registered-- although i do not have breeding rights and of course he can not be shown but he is registered.
**********MINNIYAR AND BOXER GIRL****** I just wanted to say how much i agree with I LOVE BOXERS there is absolutely nothing wrong with white boxers. As a matter of fact ALL boxers are prone to health problems not just white boxers and white boxers do not pass on deafness, blindness or anything of that sort it doesnt have to do with the color they are ........do your research white boxers arent the only ones to blame for issues like that!!! People are getting that because of the talk about white pitt bulls being deaf, blind or both! So BOXER GIRL if you find out that your male has a trait of a white boxer are you going to euthanize him? People like you are causing others to see to it that they should euthanize white boxers born in their litters!!!! I think its wrong to euthanize animals unless there is an illness of some sort. I had my white boxer, Angel, she could hear and see perfectly and had no health problems what so ever. I also have a flashy fawn boxer, Sassy, which has intestinal health problems and hearing problems. I researched her blood line and they found no trace of white boxer traits anywhere and her health problems where passed on by her ancestors which were all fawns. So its not white boxers to blame for that it's ALL boxers, that's just the way it is!! I think white boxers are beautiful and they are somewhat rare if you dont come by one that often wouldn't you consider that rare? To all of you that blame white boxers for health problems and think they should be neutered GET OVER IT!!!!! I will continue to agree with those that breed their white boxers and will also breed mine!!!!!!
Ahh yes... a place to vent. #1 AKC does give full AKC reg to white boxers...all they care about is the $$ not the dogs lets face it. #2 Truely irresponsible breeders can breed two white boxers and they can produce colored pups because the vast majority are NOT albino genetically they are either the standard fawn or brindle, just with dominant white coloring (as in they many not have any color at all, but genetically they are not albino unless they have pink or blue eyes). #3 Just as with white dalmations, cats, foals, boxers have MORE problems with skin cancers and deafness, so it is NOT a desirable trait and only the worst breeders who either don't care about the breed or are only in it for money breed whites. Sorry but I don't know of ANY person that shows that would ADMIT to breeding a white boxer. #4 I get mad at show people for breeding flashy to flashy because that litter will generally throw at least one white which I find irresponsible. Very rarely do I ever do this, it has to be an exceptional mating, that is why in 9 years I have only produce 2 white pups, which I placed in pet homes with no papers. #5 Black boxers are a fad!! People are paying huge bucks for black boxers and I have NEVER seen a black with nice enough head and topline that it should be bred. They all look like they were mixed with danes or worse a few generations back. By the way AKC does not recognize black boxers and even if you have one that is really colored black they assume it is genetically a 'sealed brinde' and it is papered as a brindle. #6 I agree that boxers in general are not a hearty breed. They are considered an immuno-suppressed breed and they have heart, cancer, tyroid, demodectic mange and allergy issues. Anything past 8 yeas is a gift. Why add to the problems? Would people breed a dog with generalized demodectic, or a large murmer, or a hip rating of poor? Same genetically inferior stock. #7 Do not trust anyone that has puppies from a white parent. They know it is wrong and do it anyway. Ask about what other health clearances they do on their dog... I bet little to none. It is SOO frowned up by people who actually show thier dogs and are trying to improve the breed. #8 White boxers do make good pets though and are eligible to show in obedience and agility. Just expect that they are going to live a few years less than their colored littermates. From what I have experienced with people purchasing a pup from me after their last boxer died, is that whites typically live between 4-6 years which is a shame for the price some people charge for them.
***Edited By: alicat1 on 8/27/2005 2:33:25 PM*** Reason: sp